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Buy Books for the Holidays-Childrens Book Pack Giveaway

October 15th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

If you saw my initial post about my Buying Books For The Holidays project you know I am looking for suggestions of books you think are must reads and would make great Christmas gifts.  There have been some great suggestions so far but I wanted to really target each genre and I thought giveaways are always enticing.  :)

What’s Up For Grabs?

Thanks to Chronicle Books I have the most awesome Childrens Books giveaway pack.

If the winner is from the United States (No PO Box addresses accepted for this one):

If the winner is from outside the United States

  • I don’t want to exclude international folks so if you are the winner and live outside the United States you can choose any book from The Book Depository that is $15 or less.  Sorry but we can’t ship the US prize to other countries.

How to enter?

  • All you have to do is leave the title of at least one Childrens book (please add the age range you think it’s good for. i.e. baby, 1-3, 4-8, etc.) you would suggest as a Christmas gift for a child (more suggestions are always welcome) and your email address

Extra entries-Some people love them, some people hate ‘em so these are all optional

  • One extra entry if you link to this giveaway and leave the link in a comment
  • Five extra entries if you do a blog post mentioning this giveaway and the Buy Books For The Holidays project and include the button from my sidebar

Ends October 31

Posted in Books, childrens, Giveaways

40 Responses

  1. vickyvak

    I would suggest The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo and Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)!


  2. Giada M.

    I think The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch (Ages 4-8) is a very lovely book! :) Thank you for making this contest international! :D

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Nathalia Monteiro

    Captain Underpants, it’s a funny children series, I think it suits kids between 4 and 8, but older people (meeee!) could like it too.


  4. Julie H

    I recently discovered the Katie Kazoo series for my niece. She is eight and it seems good for kids just growing out of Junie B. Jones.

  5. mrsshukra

    One of my child’s favorite was Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The board book is good for up to age 2 and the hardcover is good for up to age 3 – 4! Timeless classic!

  6. Pam S

    Where the Wild Things Are for 7 under, The Goose Bumps books for 8-12.

    Pam S
    pams00 @

  7. Pam S

    Where the Wild Things Are for 7 under, The Goose Bumps books for 8-12.

    Pam S
    pams00 @

  8. Eric Van Raepenbusch

    I would buy two books by Charise Mericle Harper – Pink Me Up and Cupcake

  9. Inspired Kathy

    I just read a cute book called Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed – recomend for ages 3-8. I’m giving it to my niece for Christmas

  10. Victoria Zumbrum

    I would suggest Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast or Toy Story. Please enter me in contest. [email protected]

  11. Edna Tollison

    I would love these book for my little grand son

  12. Annabelle F

    I would suggest The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (2-4) and The Spot series by Eric Hill (2-4). I remember loving to read thought books when I was little and not to mention all the pictures!


  13. Ron

    Spellbinder, by Helen Stringer, good for grades 5-7, is a very entertaining book filled with delightful characters engrossed in unstoppable action. Belladonna Johnson sits down to breakfast everyday with the spirits of her dead parents. Unlike her friends, she can see all the dead spirits in her town. That is until they start to disappear before her eyes.

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  15. Laura H.

    I would highly recommend “Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand” by Gail Carson Levine (ages 4-8). Actually, I would recommend anything by this author. The illustrations alone are beautiful!


  16. Laura H.

    Tweeted giveaway:!/MamaHendo3/status/27654261454


  17. Carol M

    For those that have twins in the family, Twin to Twin by Margaret O’Hair is good. Ages 4-8
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  18. Tessa Quin

    I’m not sure if you mean really young children, but I would buy Nightshade City for children of…let’s say 8-12 years old.

    E-mail address: [email protected]

  19. Shy

    How about the new book “The Familiar” by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson
    I think it suitable for MG kids. But also for the adults like us ;)




  20. Llehn

    Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin.

  21. Llehn

    Whoops! Forgot my email addy : lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. Kristi Chestnutt

    Love this book giveaway!

    One of my son’s favorite books is:
    Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you see? BY Eric Carle

  23. Jodi Webb

    There’s a series for MG I just came across:

    How to Train Your Dragon.


    webbJM AT verizon DOT net

  24. Jennifer

    I just read for review “Smelly Peter: The Great Pea Eater” by Steve Smallman it was hilarious and had awesome illustrations. It’s for children age 4 – 8. It’s so cute.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  25. Pam R

    My son, who is 4, has adored Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Chicka Chicka 1-2-3 for the past couple of years. My 19 month old daughter loves all the Sandra Boynton books, particularly The Belly Button Book and Pajama Time.

  26. Victoria Zumbrum

    How to train a dragon. I think 5 and up would be a good age group. Please enter me in contest. [email protected]

  27. kjovus

    My kids will not go to sleep until I have read them a book when I tuck them in. One of my and my kids faves is Tell Me Again About The Nights I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis.


  28. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein – I would say for ages 5 to adult (really! I LOVE that book!)

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  29. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    Added to my linky here:


  30. Dawn

    A Bird in a Bathing Suit by Dawn Mitchell. Ages 2-7.

  31. Dawn

    A Bird in a Bathing Suit by Dawn Mitchell. Ages 2-7.

  32. Dawn

    A Bird in a Bathing Suit by Dawn Mitchell. Ages 2-7.

  33. Irina Andrei

    I really liked Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ (there are 13 titles in the collection). I guess the appropriate ages would be 7-12. I loved them because they aren’t the same old same old children’s books, they have something special. :)

    My e-mail: [email protected]


  34. Aik

    I think the Invisible Detective Series by Justin Richards is a wonderful read for kids (Ages 7-12).

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  35. Lu

    I could probably think of at least 100 per age group, but I won’t list all of them….lol!

    Ages newborn – 5
    Goodnight Moon
    The Pokey Little Puppy

    A child about to start preschool, daycare, or school for the first time should definitely have
    The Kissing Hand

    Anything by Robert Munsch!
    The Velveteen Rabbit

  36. Janelle

    I like to pair my Christmas gifts with books:

    Some suggestions:
    Toy Train + “Chugga-Chugga Choo Choo” by Kevin Lewis (toddlers on up)
    Glitter Glue + “Lines that Wiggle” by Candace Whitman (preschoolers on up)
    Toy Robot + “Oh No!: (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)” by Mac Barnett (preschoolers/elementary school)
    Funky Umbrella + “Fortune’s Magic Farm” by Suzanne Selfors (middle grade)
    [email protected]

  37. Karen

    My 1st grade students and I love all books by Mo Willems!

  38. Heather S

    I would highly recommend “Fortunately” by Remy Charlip! It’s a wonderful funny book! Would be great for 3-9 year olds!

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  40. Danielle

    We love Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs. We’ve been reading it since my youngest son was 1 and he still loves it at age 5, so so far I’d say it’s great for 1-5 year olds!

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